February 16, 2015
ITI TranscenData has launched CADfix 10, the latest version of the CAD model translation, repair and simplification software.
Version 10 includes a Service Pack functionality that has improved hole and feature removal, PMI (product and manufacturing information) import and viewing, lofted surface creation and specialist fillet removal tools. CADfix interfaces have been updated to support newer CAD systems and industry standard formats.
Added geometry processing tools consist of Boolean functions that unite, subtract and intersect model components. Also available is the ability to create fillets and chamfers.
The software now has functionality for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, including the ability to define build-boxes for 3D printing machines, generate 2D slices of CAD models, visualization and analysis of 2D slices. Users can also import a cloud point from a part scan.
“CADfix has been delivering high end geometry processing solutions for design and engineering analysis for many years and we are now seeing a wide range of requirements from the rapidly evolving AM and 3D printing community,” said Andy Chinn, CADfix business development manager. “Through working closely with manufacturing companies we have been able to clearly identify areas where novel geometry processing technology is required, and that could have a significant impact on future AM processes. CADfix 10 sees the first release of our new CADfix AM tools and we look forward to future product innovations in this area.”
For more information, visit ITI TranscenData.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.